ab intra silentio vera
What this message board provides, whether intended or not, is point/counter-point discussions about Scientology between those who are ex-CofS (but still freezone Scientologists), independents (who are gradually searching their way out of the SCN mind-set, and get stuck from time-to-time), and true ex-Scientologists.
A true and TOTAL ex-Scientologist message board will not allow for this.
Arnie tried his version of this and it failed.
What do you think about my points above? Just curious.
Hey, PG, I'd say that pretty much summed up my much wordier "epiphany" in the OP. I wasn't aware that Arnie had tried a version that had failed. It sure looks like the one referred to earlier on in the topic isn't doin' too hot either. Maybe your first paragraph above is the key; maybe it does take the drama, the stress or at least the dynamics of polarized viewpoint and polemics; to hopefully get beyond that stage to a more serene, quiet acceptance of finally being done. With a danger that, by hangin' around too long and not actually recognizing that you are indeed done with this shit, that you actually become trapped in a system of "beliefs about" (one side or other of the poles) rather than acceptance and release to move on.
And by that stage, if one DOES move on, then maybe, really there is no need for a "true and TOTAL ex-Scientologist message board" or forum because, well, there is no need. Maybe some will find as I did that checking in here from time-to-time is beneficial in terms of something coming up in one's new life and thinking that is somehow reminiscent of an old $cio pattern and sometime the dynamics here can help sort that out. I do it now almost entirely out of boredom with my real life; I suspect that I'm in some sort of transition stage of my own and, well, it feels right to be here for the moment.
'Course I could just be full of shit and would rather be here watchin' the drama and goings on rather than get to work! (semi-retired)